Curriculum

COMPUTER SCIENCE & Creative iMedia

Our schemes of work and learning at both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 teach pupils to be:
  • digitally literate in their basic ICT skills such as word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and image editing skills
  • able to design, problem solve, develop and refine algorithms and programs in an efficient and creative way
  • able to be a positive digital citizen online and be aware of the risks, actions and consequences when using technology

 

Key Stage 3: Computing – Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • Data Representation
  • E-Safety: Digital Citizenship
  • Basic Computer Components
  • Digital Literacy: Spreadsheet Modelling Skills
  • Digital Literacy: Presentation Skills
  • Algorithms and Flowcharts
  • E-Safety: #MySelfie Project
  • Digital Literacy: Word Processing Skills
  • Introduction to Programming Techniques (Python)
  • Website Design: Introduction to HTML
  • Digital Graphics: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

 

  • E-Safety: Cyber Crimes and Computing Legislation
  • Internal Computer Components
  • Logic Gates and Truth Tables
  • Developing Algorithms and Flowcharts
  • E-safety and Digital Literacy: Caught in the Web and Word Processing Skills
  • Developing Programming Techniques (Python)
  • Digital Literacy: Word Processing Skills
  • Networks
  • Digital Graphics: Developing Adobe Photoshop Skills

 

KEY STAGE 4

In Key Stage 4, pupils will either study for a GCSE in Computer Science or Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia.

Key Stage 4: GCSE Computer Science – Curriculum Overview

Pupils will complete their GCSE Computer Science over the course of two years. This means that pupils will not have Computer Science in Year 11. The exam board is OCR.

Year 9 Year 10
  • Algorithms
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Programming Fundamentals continued
  • Producing Robust Programs
  • Programming Project
  • Boolean Logic
  • Programming Languages and Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
  • Systems Architecture
  • E-safety and Digital Literacy: Trust Me Project
  • E-Safety: Tagged Project
  • Memory and Storage
  • Computer Networks, Connections and Protocols
  • Network Security
  • Systems Software
  • Ethical, Legal, Cultural and Environmental Impacts of Digital Technology
Key Stage 4: Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia – Curriculum Overview

Pupils will complete their Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia over the course of two years. This means that pupils will not have Creative iMedia in Year 11. The exam board is OCR.

Year 9 Year 10
  • Pre-Production Skills
  • Creating Digital Graphics
  • E-safety and Digital Literacy: Trust Me Project
  • E-Safety: Tagged Project
  • Creating Interactive Multimedia Products
  • Storytelling using a Comic Strip

 

Assessments

Key Stage 3 Assessments:

Assessments will take place on a termly basis and all assessments will be cumulative.

Key Stage 4 GCSE Computer Science Assessments:

Assessments will take place on a termly basis and all assessments will be cumulative. Pupils will also complete mock exams in preparation for their final GCSE exams.

The GCSE is assessed by 100% exam:

  • 50% exam – Component 1: Computer Systems
  • 50% exam – Component 2: Computational Thinking, Programming and Algorithms

Key Stage 4 Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia Assessments:

Assessments will take place on a termly basis and all assessments will be cumulative.

The Cambridge National is assessed by:

·         25% exam – R081: Pre-Production skills

·         25% controlled assessment – R082: Creating Digital Graphics

·         25% controlled assessment – R087: Creating Interactive Multimedia Products

·         25% controlled assessment – R084: Storytelling with a Comic Strip

Enrichment Offer

Pupils will be offered a leadership opportunity to be a “Digital Leader” for their peers. This role will include:

  • Provide support to their peers in aspects such as logging into and using Microsoft Teams, Class Charts and/or other ICT related tasks.
  • Deliver sessions and assemblies to peers with regards to e-safety, digital citizenship and using online tools
Useful Resources and Revision Support

Key Stage 3: Useful Resources and Revision Support

           https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-osiE80TeTt2d9bfVyTiXJA-UTHn6WwU

Key Stage 4 GCSE Computer Science: Useful Resources and Revision Support

Your son will be given:

  • Collins OCR GCSE 9-1 Computer Science – All-in-one Revision and Practice Revision guide
  • CGP GCSE OCR Computer Science Revision Question Cards

Online links:

           https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-osiE80TeTt2d9bfVyTiXJA-UTHn6WwU

Key Stage 4 Cambridge Nationals in Creative iMedia Assessments: Useful Resources and Revision Support

Your son will be given:

Hodder Education OCR Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia L1 / 2 Revision Guide

Online links: